Bike: Switzerland Trail (1/2 day)
Beginners and advanced riders alike will venture into the past as they ride through old mining towns and Colorado evergreens, just beyond the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.
Beginners and advanced riders alike will venture into the past as they ride through old mining towns and Colorado evergreens, just beyond the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area. This easy mountain bike route includes spectacular vistas of Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and the Continental Divide, old mining towns, and traces of bygone mining activity on a 4×4 road, double track over rocky and sandy terrain. This route, originally the train route into the mountains above Boulder for mining and tourism, is a glimpse into the past. This is ideal for beginner to advanced riders. This is a one-way 19 mile descent back into the town of Boulder and can be done by any rider. The trail travels through forests of aspen, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine and fir with a 4% grade at times. Our van will bring you to the highest point of the trail for this downhill ride, and you will bike down into Boulder.
Itinerary: We depart from your hotel or a central meeting spot and drive 30-60 minutes to the designated trailhead. While driving, we will cover vital safety and riding considerations. After arriving at the trailhead, we will custom fit your bike and then head off for a 2-3 hour unique mountain bike tour.
Included: The services of professional biking guide(s); bike rental (Fuji hard-tailed mountain bike) and helmet; round-trip transportation between hotel or central meeting location and trailheads; bike shuttle; water and snacks; education about local and natural history; repair kits (floor pump, hand pump, patch kits, etc.); and, emergency medical kit.
Not Included: Gratuities for guide(s) – while this is at your discretion, the recommended gratuity is 20%. Denver hotel pick-up is an extra $125 per group.
Special Notes: Bike upgrade available! We can arrange for a full suspension mountain bike for an additional cost.
Difficulty Description: Easy: Gentle climbs and easily avoided obstacles such as rocks and roots. Moderate: Steep slopes and/or obstacles, possibly on narrow trails with poor traction. Requires riding experience and some fitness.
What To Bring: Sent with trip confirmation.